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"This Disease is No Longer a Death Sentence": Combating Cervical Cancer in Kenya

A potential breakthrough has been made in the treatment of cervical cancer, but it is issues of accessibility, affordability and education that remain key.

IGAD’s Missed Opportunity for Action on South Sudan

As people continue to suffer, the latest regional summit ended in little more than repeated promises.

Kenya’s Infighting is Good for No-one, Except Al-Shabaab

Unlike after the Westgate siege, the attack on Mpeketoni has left Kenya more divided and therefore more vulnerable.

Kenya's Growing Militant Threat

The terrorist threat in Kenya is changing and the government appears unable to deal with it.

Touching Tales of Coming out Queer in Kenya

In the style of intimate confession, Invisible, a collection of personal stories, swirls around themes of first kisses, plotting co-workers, family rejection and acceptance.

Making Money Pay: Direct Cash Transfers in Kenya

According to proponents, direct cash transfers not only cut out admin costs and losses to corruption. They are also more empowering and effective.

When the Grass is Greener: Maasai in Kenya Swap a Nomadic Existence for Farming

The Maasai have led semi-nomadic pastoral lives for generations, but now some are settling down − and all thanks to a type of grass.

Life and Land: The Ogiek in Kenya Fight for their Rights

A Kenyan court has ruled that the Ogiek's 'access' to the Mau Forest must be protected. But claims over the group's 'rights' to the land fell on deaf ears.

On the Edge of Home: The Forcible Evictions of the Sengwer in Kenya

Allegedly in contravention of Kenyan law, thousands of Sengwer have been forcibly removed from their ancestral homeland in the Embobut forest.

Review − Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Owuor’s debut novel is not short of flair as it deals with life, death, truth and love. But sometimes the poeticism goes so far as to break its own spell.

The Samaritans: Good, But How Good?

This crowd-funded comedy lampoons a target ripe for satire, but it would be a shame if the programme ends up kissing the hand it set out to bite.